Category Archive: 2017 Programs and Resources

Clinical Research Units


Effective May 2018, the CRUs will operate using a service center model and certain associated resources require a CRU Online application and approval.   The Clinical Research Units (CRUs) provide resources at 3 locations throughout the medical campuses–Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the 301 Building on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus. The CRUs are the safest, most efficient way to perform clinical and translational research and offer an indispensable resource that is widely used and required by our NIH funded investigators.  Through protocol review, investigator mentoring, trained nursing staff, protocols performed on the CRUs … Continue reading

Locations


Bayview Clinical Research Unit The ICTR Bayview Clinical Research Unit (Bayview CRU) is located on the 4th Floor of 301 Mason Lord Drive on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus. This unit includes both outpatient space and beds for conducting overnight studies. The 14,300 square-foot Bayview CRU provides full-service outpatient and inpatient facilities, with an emphasis on cardiovascular and sleep studies. Bayview also has strong laboratory core services (Core Laboratory for research assays, Cardiovascular Core, Body Composition Core). Exercise physiology facilities are also available. For more information, call 410-550-1850. Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) The PCRU is located on the ninth … Continue reading

Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory


The Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory is housed in the Asthma and Allergy Center at the Bayview Medical Campus. The Core also includes a Sample Processing Laboratory located in the Bayview CRU on the fourth floor of the 301 Building. Directed by Neal Fedarko, PhD, a professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the laboratory offers 87 distinct assays of clinical chemical endpoints and biomarkers to support ICTR research protocols. It is designed to serve ICTR investigators at all CRU locations. The ICTR CRU Core Laboratory supports ICTR-approved protocols by providing facilities, technical experience, and training for non-routine … Continue reading

Biostatistics Program


Submit Request  & Join Our Listserv All CRU protocols are reviewed by a member of the Biostatistics Core prior to approval, and consultations with a Core biostatistician are strongly encouraged for all investigators who do not already have biostatistical support as part of their funded protocols. In conjunction with the Biostatistics Center, ICTR offers researchers access to a research-related consulting service. The goal of the service is to promote the appropriate use of biostatistics in the design, implementation, and interpretation of clinical and translational research studies. The Biostatistics Center supports JHU faculty with primary appointments by providing a maximum of 5 … Continue reading

Applying to Use the CRUs


All investigators must submit an application to a Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning their ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) application. There are two ways to submit an application to the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs)– one method applies if you are using the School of Medicine eIRB system, while the second applies if you have submitted to another Johns Hopkins IRB. Please read through the materials below. First method: For investigators who apply to the School of Medicine IRB through eIRB. Begin by submitting an IRB application via the eIRB. When completing your application, you MUST answer “Yes” to … Continue reading

Informatics


The Clinical Research Informatics Core concentrates on identifying gaps in current research IT services within the Johns Hopkins environment and creating strategies for filling these gaps. By using CTSA funds to leverage institutional resources to provide for these needs as identified by investigators and the committee, the entire research enterprise is benefiting through both the improvement of existing resources and the creation of new, enterprise-wide tools. Researchers can: Use the Qualtrics Survey Tool for Research Create a Research Database with REDCap Access EMR Data for Research including cohort discovery with the Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA) Leverage a Database to Support Research Billing and link … Continue reading

Human Subjects Research Core


The Human Subjects Research Core is designed to: Support human subject research at all phases of translation. Add value to research activities by making available dedicated staff, facilities, and experts in study implementation. Encourage the research career development of students, nurses, scientists, and physicians through access to resources necessary for conducting cost effective clinical and translational research of the highest possible quality. Educate future clinical research teams. **Effective May 1, 2018** As a result of a policy change from our funder, the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences (NCATS), effective May 1, 2018, we will begin charging investigators … Continue reading